This week I was interviewed about the Bad Hair Bandit case and correctional nursing boundaries with patients. I must admit, it was an interesting take on the events. You've heard the story, right? Seems the bank robber was a nurse for a time at the prison where her recent and much younger husband was an inmate. Here is a link to the story http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MNVN1KP790.DTL
What are your thoughts on boundary issues with inmate-patients? My take is that it is similar to boundary issues in any setting but we have to add in the higher level of manipulation with the inmate population.
Did you receive any education about boundaries when you oriented to your position? Do you think there should be more emphasis so that nurses are not drawn in to inappropriate relationships?